Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
I’m a superstar international graphic and an underground fashion pop artist.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I make graphic pop art using my Mac. I mostly do pop portraits of famous characters and people in all fields of the entertainment industry, but I also make pop portraits for commission, or from street scenes. Some of my conceptual pieces send strong messages to people in a colorful and sarcastic way. I am also a fashion designer; I just showed at Williamsburg Fashion Weekend a couple of nights ago. I created the t-skirt, my fashion patent, which is a t-shirt that you wear upside down. I am also starting to make some menswear items including skirts, trousers, and shirts with a tailor in Italy. I also make all these things request from different clients. Recently I made some t-shirts and t-skirts for music videos. I am planning my first solo exhibition in Manhattan for next year.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I was born in Cosenza, Calabria, Itay, but I studied at University in Perugia. I then lived in London for a year, where I learned English. After London, I spent three years in Milan studying Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Graphic Design. After that I spent eight months in New York trying to imposing myself as the new pop art man of the world. Now I’m heading between NYC, Italy, and Tokyo until my visa will be ready. I’m going everywhere in the world.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
Marco Santaniello, 100% myself.
5: What book is your bible?
I lost some hair when I read the word bible. I don’t like reading that much, but I recently read an amazing book. It was a: A Novel, by Andy Warhol.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love chinese food, movies, walking, my family, and everything I create. I hate lies, fake people, racism (of any kind), and being far away from the people I love.
7: What is your raison d’être?
To love my love and to love myself.
8: What is your favorite color?
That is a tricky question for a pop artist. I guess emerald green.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
I should say my favorite comic was Diabolik growing up, but he’s not really a super hero, so let’s say Batman.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
11: What turns you on?
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Have you ever heard of the Bilderberg Group? What do you think about them ?
Marco Santaniello is a self taught artist who is naturally eccentric, always has his superstar mode on, and has swagger that can be felt around the world. He loves love and all of the sensations that it brings (positive or negative). He is currently trying to wake up the large parts of the world who are sitting on their sofas watching TV and killing their souls and spirits.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography by MARC DIMOV for Patrick McMullan.com
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Marco Santaniello, MyDROBE Invites You to Take The War Out of Your Wardrobe, Toy, NYC, September 06, 2012, Photography by MARC DIMOV for Patrick McMullan.com